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What summertime means for black children versus what it means for white kids

The arrival of summer generates excitement—but it could also bring challenges for both parents and educators. Many students experience a loss in math learning during the summer months known commonly as “summer slide.”<p>Students from middle-class families may not be as affected as they have access to …

Education

500-year-old shipwreck tied to Vasco da Gama discovered off the coast of Oman

The 500-year-old wreckage of a Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of famed explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman, …

One year after 'The Dress', social media debates colour of 'The Jacket'

Another Twitter storm is raging over whether the garment is blue and white, black and brown or something else entirely<p>Some see blue and white. Others see black and brown. And many are seeing red as social media tackles another weighty debate: the colour of a jacket.<p>A year ago, it was a dress. Was …

See Hubble's New Photo of a Beautiful Blue Space Bubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a star some 30,000 light years away surrounded by a mysterious blue bubble.<p>That bubble is actually …

Immigrants' Son Is 1 Of 12 Students Worldwide To Ace AP Calculus Exam

What's 12 divided by 302, 532?<p>It comes out to 0.00003967 or 0.003967 percent. That's the percentage of students in the entire world who took the test and earned a perfect score on the infamously difficult college-level Advanced Placement calculus exam last year.<p>Cedrick Argueta, the son of a …

For Stage 0 breast cancer, ‘watch-and-wait’ may be best

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for some women with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a new …

National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>So they shared the title, making history in two different ways.<p>The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years -- …